Katie Olson is the Director of Program Design at UI LABS which is an independent not-for-profit research, training, and commercialization center based in Chicago, designed to bring together top-flight academic leaders and students with leading businesses in innovative academic-industry partnerships that pair cutting-edge research with real commercial applications. PLEASE VISIT http://www.uilabs.org/ Read More
S2:E4 JESSICA DROSTE YAGAN, CEO OF IMPACT ENGINE
The Impact Engine is what inspired our host Adam Hecktman to go into his current position with Microsoft. The Impact Engine is an investment fund that helps for-profit companies build their company. That said, they focus specifically on businesses who want to solve social and environmental issues. Watch as Impact Engine CEO, Jessica Droste Yagan discusses her favorite part about her job and what the company is currently up to. PLEASE VISIT http://theimpactengine.com Read More
Jason Saul is the Founder and CEO of Mission Measurement which is the leader in social sector data and insights whose mission is to empower influential decision makers with a new generation of research for measuring, predicting, and maximizing the return on investment in social outcomes. PLEASE VISIT http://www.missionmeasurement.com Read More
S2:E3 QUILEN BLACKWELL, BLACKWELL ENERGIES
Blackwell Energies LLC, is an environmental consulting company that audits clients' monthly business expenses and provides them with premium office carbon reduction strategies. Listen to Quilen Blackwell discuss his roll in the company and how it affects Chicago. PLEASE VISIT http://www.blackwellenergies.com/home/ Read More
S3:E3 ALLIE BARWISE, MANAGING DIRECTOR OF ISTI
The STEM sciences are constantly looking for new talent and one is never too young to start learning. ISTI invites mostly high school age students to not only expand their knowledge of the STEM sciences, but also connect them to members of industry. PLEASE VISIT http://www.istcoalition.org Read More
BIG SHOULDERS
Vinesh Kannan is the CEO & Co-Founder of Omnipointment, which is a software that aids in scheduling team meetings. Omnipointment means omnipotent appointments for your team. Their highly visual schedule merging tool means you can spend less time rounding up your teammates' availability and more time changing the world. PLEASE VISIT http://omnipointment.com Read More
Neal Sales-Griffin is the CEO at CodeNow which is a nonprofit focused on teaching underrepresented high school students computer programming, through free, extra- curricular, off-campus trainings. Their goal is to lower the barriers normally associated with technology by giving students exposure to programming at an early age when they are beginning to explore their options. PLEASE VISIT https://www.codenow.org/ Read More
Grant Niksereshet and Chester Hsieh, Masters Student's at the Illinois Institue of Technology sit down with Adam Hecktman to discuss some of the tough challenges surrouding the Great Lakes. They are currently working on a solution to track Lake Erie's toxic algae problem. PLEASE VISIT http://web.iit.edu Read More
S1:E3 RAJEEV CHOPRA, FOUNDER AND PRESIDENT OF THE MIS DEPARTMENT
The MIS Department, Inc. is an IT services and consulting firm based in Chicago. In 2012 Rajeev served as the CIO at Obama for America, President Obama's reelection campaign, where he was responsible for the overall strategy and implementation of internal IT infrastructure, security, inward-facing application development, personal technology and HQ and office infrastructure in more than 900 field offices across the country. PLEASE VISIT http://www.misdepartment.com/ Read More

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